ERIC Number: EJ1132947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Training Tomorrow's Environmental Journalists: Assessing the Extent of Environmental-Themed Training in College-Level Journalism Programs
Schmidt, Hans C.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v16 n1 p17-28 2017
While the scale of the environmental problems facing the planet mean that effective environmental journalism is now more important than ever, the environmental beat can be extremely challenging for journalists. One way to address this is by providing specialized training for future journalists. This study involves an investigation of the extent to which environmental reporting is currently addressed within college-level journalism programs. Results of a course catalog analysis, student survey, and campus newspaper content analysis indicate that despite a strong interest in environmental reporting among journalism students, opportunities to learn about this specialty remain limited.
Descriptors: Journalism, Journalism Education, Environmental Education, Student Surveys, Course Descriptions, School Newspapers, Educational Opportunities, Content Analysis, Relevance (Education), Student Attitudes, Experiential Learning, College Programs, News Reporting, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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